Read Alouds 2012
These are the books I've read to the kids the year Jack is 8 and Jane is 5. Books marked with * are books we either own or that are on my ever-lengthening list…
MY NAME IS ELIZABETH by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Matthew Forsythe. I can relate to Elizabeth who finds it frustrating that people are always shortening her name. (I once told an uncle I'd rather be called Booger than Kimmie.) Delightful orange-and-blue-toned retro illustrations capture Elizabeth's spunk.